In a top-heavy NBA Draft class, the Houston Rockets are considered extremely fortunate to own the second overall pick. But at a time when many still consider this year's already-loaded pool as the Cade Cunningham draft, there's no stopping the Rockets from aiming at the crown jewel of 2021's batch of prospects.

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor stated in the Bill Simmons Podcast that the Rockets remain enamored by Cunningham's potential:

I’m hearing the same thing as you. That the Rockets love Cade, that they would want to try and get him — whether it’s trading up, or hoping that Detroit passes on him at No. 1.

This isn't rocket science. Cade Cunningham is one of the best prospects to enter the NBA Draft in recent memory. While Cunningham's ceiling is ridiculous, his high floor makes him the safest best among all players in 2021's class.

It's going to take a godfather offer if they wish to convince the Detroit Pistons to trade away the top overall pick. But the next names after Cunningham aren't too bad. Former USC center Evan Mobley and ex-G League Ignite guard Jalen Green also have star potential written all over their respective resumes.

The Rockets possess an intriguing core of young players led by Kevin Porter Jr., Christian Wood, and Jae'Sean Tate. Cunningham's versatility and playmaking would be a perfect fit in Houston's puzzle. Regardless of their plan with John Wall, it's still logical for the Rockets to put their money on the former Oklahoma State standout.